rarest pasta su filindeu
Never mind angel hair. The rarest pasta on earth is called su filindeu — "the threads of God."

Lost then found

Read the rest of the story at Sidetracked.com. Imagine a world where money is seemingly endless, and where life revolves around showcasing multi-million dollar yachts and all things gold and glistening. Where, when the European summer is imminent, you’re nobody unless you’re docked in a port somewhere along the French Riviera with It Girls hanging off your arm. In that...
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Emma Morano's birthday was definitely not a quiet affair. Well-wishers filled her two-room apartment on Tuesday to celebrate her 117th birthday.

Village of One

He survived the Srebrenica Massacre by hiding in the woods for 78 days, sometimes eating snails and grass. Now, 20 years later, Elvir Hafizovic works in the Srebrenica post office.
Visiting the ethnically-divided city of Mitrovica in northern Kosovo.
A look back at the life of Victorian cartographer, adventurer and rabble-rouser, Sir Richard Francis Burton. By Simon Bendle
Herbert Neumann and his wife were confused when the German Democratic Republic (GDR) began the construction of a wall in 1961 in East Berlin, a mere five feet from their apartment front door. For the next thirty years, the Neumanns lived in the dark shadow of the wall as their street became known as the “death strip.” Although photography...
Exploring Madrid’s lesser known but more traditional gastronomic epicentre, Calle de la Cava Baja.
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The inhospitable Southern Highlands of Iceland are vast, sparse and un-populated. Here, nature is at its rawest, impossible shapes rise out of nothing amongst the glaciers, volcanoes, hot-springs and lava fields. The isolated structures belonging to the shepherds act as the frontier between nature and culture. They are buffer between order and chaos, between life and death.
A Young New Yorker Explores Her Gottschee Roots in Slovenia.

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In the city: A portrait tour of Manchester

I pour for hours over old photos and maps. Pictures of people in the street 20, 50, 100 years ago still seem alive somehow.

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